Two Obion County residents added to WestStar graduates
Posted: Monday, June 15, 2009 9:13 pm
Pat Fligor and Al Oliver, both of Obion County, were recently honored for completing the WestStar Leadership Program sponsored by the University of Tennessee at Martin.
In its 20th year, UT Martin’s WestStar program, created in 1989 to serve the 21 counties of West Tennessee by providing leadership development and training for selected participants, now has more than 550 graduates.
The program identifies and educates people to assume leadership responsibilities in the economic and social development of West Tennessee. Class members participate in a series of seminars designed to provide information about major issues facing West Tennessee. Seminars feature different speakers who focus on subjects that go hand-in-hand with leadership and community progress issues such as education, health care, community and resource development and leadership skills.
WestStar graduates already hold key leadership positions throughout the state in every West Tennessee county.
Ms. Fligor is director of business development for the Obion County Joint Economic Development Council in Union City. She currently serves as a board member for Main Street Union City Inc. and is a member of the Leadership Obion County advisory board and the West Tennessee Retail Alliance.
She is also a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers.
Oliver is the executive vice president of Westan Insurance Group in Union City. He has previously served on the board of directors of the Insurers of Tennessee as young agents chair in 1997.
In addition, he is very active in the community and several organizations. He is a Rotarian and serves on the Union City Board of Zoning Appeals, the advisory board of Commercial Bank & Trust and the Obion County Chamber of Commerce. He is past president of Poplar Meadows Country Club and has been a Jaycee.
He is co-founder of the annual Push for St. Jude Fund Raiser staged at UT Martin, served as drive chairman in 1993 for the United Way and currently serves on the Bill and Carol Latimer Charitable Foundation.
Published in The Messenger 6.15.09